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Dan Logan

Dan Logan is freelance writer and  regular contributor in The South Coast Insider.

With pumpkins you can run with just about any theme you imagine: rustic to regal, rough and ragged to formal and precise, from a lone pumpkin to an entire tableau. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:31 PM The Insider

The Manjiro Festival, which alternates yearly between Japan and the United States, helps bolster interest in the connection to Manjiro. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:27 PM The Insider

Home security defenses include planting bushes with thorns outside vulnerable windows, using motion-activated lights outside to illuminate anyone approaching the house, not hiding outdoor keys in easy-to-find spots... more

Apr 16, 2017 4:52 PM The Insider

Buttonwood Park was designed in the mid 1890s by Charles Eliot of Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, a famous Boston firm specializing in landscape architecture. The plan was shelved, but many of its features were incorporated in the park. more

Mar 21, 2017 10:41 PM The Insider

Ever walk along a waterfront, or past a garden, or down a bike path ten or twenty or fifty times before you really noticed some feature that has always been there? more

Feb 26, 2017 8:09 PM Prime Times

For many of us, being outside in winter weather is preferable to a warm gym where people with colds are hacking and wheezing their way through their routines. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:25 PM The Insider

Housecleaning doesn't seem to relate to driving an automobile, but what if you could manage your household chores while you're in a boring commute? more

Jan 18, 2017 5:54 PM The Insider

What to do with the family this winter? As a parent, it never hurts to have a few local outings in one's quiver, excursions that can be undertaken with little planning or fanfare. more

Jan 4, 2017 6:23 PM , The Insider

December is one busy month. The traditional activities can easily fill every waking moment and our five senses are under constant assault. Non-stop action rules. It's turbo-overstimulation. more

Nov 30, 2016 2:27 PM The Insider

In November our calendars begin to fill with the yearly ritual events, but there's still time to squeeze in something new, something unusual, that we might not have tried before. Try these to expand you local horizons. more

Oct 26, 2016 9:27 PM , The Insider

Fish. Flowers. Architecture. Cars. Art. Music. History. Food. New Bedford now sports an overflowing events calendar that mixes and remixes the elements of various local cultures into new and intriguing permutations. more

Sep 23, 2016 9:24 AM The Insider

Early autumn will feature popular celebrations on both sides of the Acushnet River. New Bedford's Seaport Chowder Festival and the Fairhaven Village Militia Fall Revolutionary War Encampment... more

Sep 17, 2016 8:02 PM The Insider

Yet for many of us the bogs are hidden in plain sight – they're just far enough off the road as we drive by that they raise questions that usually go unanswered as the years pass. more

Aug 28, 2016 9:55 PM Food

High-tech safety features do add another layer of complexity to driving, but usually their controls are located in positions that can be accessed easily and quickly or don't require driver input. more

Aug 26, 2016 10:26 AM Prime Times

The sheer number of venues, performers (both local and visiting,) and variety of performances reveals a vibrant performing arts community across our area. more

Aug 24, 2016 8:43 PM Prime Times

Here are some inexpensive South Coast venues where you can take advantage of the summer's long evenings and their comfortable temperatures and reddening skies. more

Aug 12, 2016 9:15 AM The Insider

Tailgating helped boost interest in outdoor grilling; people began to bring the convivial barbeque experience with them to make a day of a three-hour sporting event. If tailgating encouraged people to envision and undertake more elaborate grilling more

Jul 11, 2016 8:26 PM Food

New Bedford is adding to its reputation as a destination where aficionados of plants and gardens can spend a day admiring the horticultural scenery and gathering ideas... more

Jun 27, 2016 9:15 PM Prime Times

The list of gardens selected is kept under wraps until the day of the tour, but they feature a variety of gardening styles, "from formal to informal, woodsy to cottage, as well as annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and beautiful ... more

Jun 11, 2016 10:56 PM Home & Garden

But let's focus on June and look at some of the more "unusual" (to put it kindly) awareness days that one can take advantage of. more

Jun 8, 2016 8:41 PM The Insider

With pumpkins you can run with just about any theme you imagine: rustic to regal, rough and ragged to formal and precise, from a lone pumpkin to an entire tableau. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:31 PM The Insider

The Manjiro Festival, which alternates yearly between Japan and the United States, helps bolster interest in the connection to Manjiro. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:27 PM The Insider

Home security defenses include planting bushes with thorns outside vulnerable windows, using motion-activated lights outside to illuminate anyone approaching the house, not hiding outdoor keys in easy-to-find spots... more

Apr 16, 2017 4:52 PM The Insider

Buttonwood Park was designed in the mid 1890s by Charles Eliot of Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, a famous Boston firm specializing in landscape architecture. The plan was shelved, but many of its features were incorporated in the park. more

Mar 21, 2017 10:41 PM The Insider

Ever walk along a waterfront, or past a garden, or down a bike path ten or twenty or fifty times before you really noticed some feature that has always been there? more

Feb 26, 2017 8:09 PM Prime Times

For many of us, being outside in winter weather is preferable to a warm gym where people with colds are hacking and wheezing their way through their routines. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:25 PM The Insider

Housecleaning doesn't seem to relate to driving an automobile, but what if you could manage your household chores while you're in a boring commute? more

Jan 18, 2017 5:54 PM The Insider

What to do with the family this winter? As a parent, it never hurts to have a few local outings in one's quiver, excursions that can be undertaken with little planning or fanfare. more

Jan 4, 2017 6:23 PM , The Insider

December is one busy month. The traditional activities can easily fill every waking moment and our five senses are under constant assault. Non-stop action rules. It's turbo-overstimulation. more

Nov 30, 2016 2:27 PM The Insider

In November our calendars begin to fill with the yearly ritual events, but there's still time to squeeze in something new, something unusual, that we might not have tried before. Try these to expand you local horizons. more

Oct 26, 2016 9:27 PM , The Insider

Fish. Flowers. Architecture. Cars. Art. Music. History. Food. New Bedford now sports an overflowing events calendar that mixes and remixes the elements of various local cultures into new and intriguing permutations. more

Sep 23, 2016 9:24 AM The Insider

Early autumn will feature popular celebrations on both sides of the Acushnet River. New Bedford's Seaport Chowder Festival and the Fairhaven Village Militia Fall Revolutionary War Encampment... more

Sep 17, 2016 8:02 PM The Insider

Yet for many of us the bogs are hidden in plain sight – they're just far enough off the road as we drive by that they raise questions that usually go unanswered as the years pass. more

Aug 28, 2016 9:55 PM Food

High-tech safety features do add another layer of complexity to driving, but usually their controls are located in positions that can be accessed easily and quickly or don't require driver input. more

Aug 26, 2016 10:26 AM Prime Times

The sheer number of venues, performers (both local and visiting,) and variety of performances reveals a vibrant performing arts community across our area. more

Aug 24, 2016 8:43 PM Prime Times

Tailgating helped boost interest in outdoor grilling; people began to bring the convivial barbeque experience with them to make a day of a three-hour sporting event. If tailgating encouraged people to envision and undertake more elaborate grilling more

Jul 11, 2016 8:26 PM Food

New Bedford is adding to its reputation as a destination where aficionados of plants and gardens can spend a day admiring the horticultural scenery and gathering ideas... more

Jun 27, 2016 9:15 PM Prime Times

The list of gardens selected is kept under wraps until the day of the tour, but they feature a variety of gardening styles, "from formal to informal, woodsy to cottage, as well as annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and beautiful ... more

Jun 11, 2016 10:56 PM Home & Garden

But let's focus on June and look at some of the more "unusual" (to put it kindly) awareness days that one can take advantage of. more

Jun 8, 2016 8:41 PM The Insider

Compost is great for improving the soil quality of one's yard and gardens so that plants of all kinds will thrive. Leftover organic material from around the property gets recycled to contribute to another season of growth. more

Jun 6, 2016 8:44 PM Home & Garden

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